Big weekend propels State Fair to all-time attendance record

Big weekend propels State Fair to all-time attendance record

Several factors played into this year’s robust turnout: agreeable weather, an improving economy, and the West End Market dining and entertainment complex that replaced Heritage Square, to name a few.
Eat & Drink
June 24
The Mac & Cheese Cupcake is one of more than 50 new foods on tap at the Minnesota State Fair.

Minn. State Fair heats up for 2015 with 50 new foods

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is about to get a lot spicier, thanks to the advent of more than 50 new foods, including loads of Sriracha.
Variety
June 24

Which of these 50-plus new MN State Fair foods are you gonna eat?

The Minnesota State Fair (mnstatefair.org) has announced more than 50 new foods for the upcoming 2015 fair, which…
Variety
June 24

Which of these 50-plus new MN State Fair foods are you gonna eat?

The Minnesota State Fair (mnstatefair.org) has announced more than 50 new foods for the upcoming 2015 fair, which runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 7.…
Taste
March 30
Sponge cake with peaches, raspberries and homemade whipped cream.

Baking Central: This spongecake really is a winner

With careful measurements and a gentle touch, you can achieve an ethereal spongecake worthy of a State Fair ribbon.
Video
December 24, 2014

Aug. 2013: Fairgoers enjoy Internet cat film fest

Minnesotans turned out again for the second annual Walker Internet Cat Video Festival at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand.
East Metro
October 20, 2014

Four indicted in State Fair beer exhibit robbery

A federal grand jury has indicted four men, including a man who worked at the Minnesota State Fair, in the August robbery of a State…
East Metro
October 1, 2014

Second man charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery

Authorities think heist involved four men.
Home & Garden
September 26, 2014
Travis Gienger

Aug. 31, 2011: Trying to grow the greatest pumpkin

Travis Gienger, who owns Waterstone Landscaping in East Bethel, is vying to break the state record with his jumbo-sized jack-o-lantern.
East Metro
September 19, 2014

Suspect charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery of more than $100K

Documents say 20-year-old held a gun to a beer exhibit employee’s head and took over $100,000.
East Metro
September 18, 2014
Travis Anderson hung Minnesota brewery art Monday at the Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit in the State Fair’s Agriculture/Horticulture building.

Two St. Paul men arrested in State Fair beer exhibit robbery

Two suspects have been arrested and a gun has been recovered in connection with an armed robbery of the State Fair craft beer exhibit last month, according to State Fair police.
Local
September 17, 2014

Metro Transit set Minnesota State Fair records, too

Metro Transit was hoping for a 3 percent increase in bus ridership to the State Fair in 2014. It got far more than that: a…
September 4, 2014
GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden laughed with Larry and Evy Walters...

With ads and fair fuss, Minnesota's Senate race heats up

This time, the GOP challenger is turning on the heat as Franken stays cool.
September 4, 2014

State Fair, campaigning go hand in hand

Another Minnesota State Fair tradition – politics – was in full swing as this year’s gathering got going.
Local
September 3, 2014

Tevlin: Minnesota State Fair does only fair for disabled guests

The Great Minnesota Get-Together has done gone and Got-Together, in record numbers. I’m going to take this opportunity for a small critique. My companion to…
East Metro
September 3, 2014

Armed men rob State Fair craft beer exhibit of more than $10K

Two workers were tied up but uninjured at the Agriculture Horticulture Building late last week.
Local
September 2, 2014

Day-by-day Minnesota State Fair attendance

2014 State Fair attendanceThis year’s Minnesota State Fair set an all-time record for total attendance, with 1,824,830 visiting during the 12 days from Aug. 21…
Video
September 2, 2014

State Fair sets attendance record

The Great Minnesota Get-Together boasted big, record-setting crowds in 2014.
Local
September 2, 2014

2014 State Fair ends with attendance record in sight

This year’s fair already set two one-day attendance records — on Tuesday, a Day 6 record of 133,595, and on Saturday, a single-day record of 252,092.
Video
September 2, 2014

A last look at the 2014 State Fair

Whether you took it slow or fast, we hope you enjoyed your trip to the Minnesota State Fair.
Local
September 1, 2014

2014 Minnesota State Fair attendance

2014 State Fair attendance Saturday’s crowd of 252,092 people set a record for single-day attendance at the Minnesota State Fair. The old mark of 236,197…
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